James S. Matusek



James S. Matusek passed away unexpectedly Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at the age of 72.


James and his wife, Karen, have been Merton residents since 1976. James was an all around giver to the community, devoting his free time to the Boy Scouts, 4H, as well as a Land o Hills baseball coach. He was also commissioner of the HAAA baseball field and member of the Hartland VFW Marshall-Johnson Post 5158.


He is survived by his dear wife of 51 years, Karen. He is further survived by his three children, Mike (Colleen), Gary (Bonnie) and Kelli, as well as his seven grandchildren, Jesse, Hannah, Sadie, James Wade, Skye, Sarah and Shane.


Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. memorial service Friday, Oct. 5, at Evert-Luko Funeral Home, 170 Warren Ave., Hartland. 


Evert-Luko Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 367-2156 or visit online at